• A-Z Challenge (Book-A Walk to Remember)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-A Walk to Remember)

    This is the A-Z Challenge for the book “A walk to remember”. After I started reading Sparks’ books, I read this one and I liked it very much. I must say, I don’t like the book as much as I loved the movie, maybe it’s because I watched the movie years ago, several times before I read the actual book. The story of the book is about two teenagers, Landon and Jamie. They are going to the same school but they’re very different from each other. Landon is a player and Jamie is a nice and quiet girl. They look like they don’t have anything in common and maybe they…

  • A-Z Challenge (Book-Tending Roses)A-Z Challenge (Book-Tending Roses)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Tending Roses)

    Lisa Wingate writes both Accent novels and contemporary romances for NAL.  She lives with her husband and two sons in the central Texas hill country, where she is a popular inspirational speaker, writing instructor, and magazine columnist. (Barnes and Noble website) Tending Roses, by Lisa Wingate, on Bookdepository This is the first book I’ve read from Lisa Wingate and I really liked it. I like reading Christian books, novels but also devotionals, even if you read only novels, you can learn so much from the authors. I liked this book very much, I truly love books that talk about family, about their struggle and how they resolve their problems with…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-The Sea Wolf)

    The Sea-Wolf is a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London. The book’s protagonist, Humphrey van Weyden, is a literary critic who is a survivor of an ocean collision and who comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues him. Its first printing of forty thousand copies was immediately sold out before publication on the strength of London’s previous The Call of the Wild. Ambrose Bierce wrote, “The great thing—and it is among the greatest of things—is that tremendous creation, Wolf Larsen… the hewing out and setting up of such a figure is enough for a man to do in one lifetime……

  • A-Z Challenge (Book-Redeeming Love)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Redeeming Love)

    This is my personal review of the book Redeeming Love. It’s a sad story about a girl in search of love. I don’t like reading books on my computer, I like to have them in my hands, to turn the pages, there’s nothing like that feeling, I’m sure you know it. 🙂 But I had this book on my computer so I didn’t want to buy it, and I read it there because I didn’t have much choice, but I don’t like that. This book was amazing, I read it with such joy and pleasure, I liked it very much. Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers, is a historical romance novel set…

  • A-Z Challenge (Book-Quo Vadis)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Quo Vadis)

    Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero, commonly known as Quo Vadis, is a historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz inPolish. “Quo Vadis Domine” is Latin for “Where are you going, Lord?” and alludes to the apocryphal Acts of Peter, in which Peter flees Rome but on his way meets Jesus and asks him why he is going to Rome. Jesus says, “I am going back to be crucified again”, which makes Peter go back to Rome and accept martyrdom. (Wikipedia) Quo Vadis, on Bookdepository I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this book, like many other books I’ve read. The story is about…

  • A-Z Challenge (Book-Of Mice and Men)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Of Mice and Men)

    Of Mice and Men is a novella written by author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. (Wikipedia) Of Mice and Men, on Bookdepository This is my first book read by John Steinbeck, I really liked it and I want to read other books by him. I know that this book has also a movie, but I did not see it, but I’m curious. Did you see the movie? Or read the book? I think that…

  • A-Z Challenge (Book-The Notebook)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-The Notebook)

    The Notebook is a 1996 romantic novel by American novelist Nicholas Sparks, based on a true story. The novel was later adapted into a popular film of the same name, in 2004. This was Nicholas Sparks’ first published novel. It was the third written after The Passing and The Royal Murders, which he did not publish. (Wikipedia) The Notebook, on Bookdepository I don’t know exactly how many books he published but I know that I’ve read 10 books written by him. The truth is, you can read his books very easily, they are like summer novels, and all look kinda the same, but I liked them very much. You don’t have…

  • A-Z Challenge (Book-Madame Bovary)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Madame Bovary)

    Madame Bovary (1856) is the French writer Gustave Flaubert’s debut novel. The story focuses on a doctor’s wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. (Wikipedia) I don’t know why, but in my mind when I think about this book, I compare it to Anna Karenina, maybe because they both had affairs and what it’s stated above “to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life”. Anna did the same thing. Maybe she did not search to have an affair, but if she had that chance, she did it. “Love, she thought, must come suddenly,…

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    A-Z Challenge (Love Comes Softly Series)

    Janette Oke (née Steeves; born February 18, 1935) is a Canadian author and pioneer of inspirational fiction. Her books are often set in a pioneer era and centered on female protagonists. She is a committed Evangelical Christian. (Wikipedia) Love Comes Softly 1-4, on Bookdepository Love Comes Softly 5-8, on Bookdepository Did you hear about this book? If not, I really really recommend you to read it, actually, the whole series, these are some pretty gorgeous books. 🙂 Like many other books I’ve read, these also I’ve read in college. I remember that I would think of these books like they were a piece of cake (literally!), I read them slowly,…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Invitatia la vals)

    Today I will write about a gorgeous Romanian book. I read this book in just 3 days, it’s such a beautiful book if you can find it translated, I really suggest you read it. You can translate the title “The invitation to waltz”. I’ve heard about this author not so long ago, and I was curious because I’ve read some pretty good reviews about his books. I’ve read this one and I bought another one, named “Love letter” and I am so anxious to read it. Mihail Drumes was a fictionist and a novelist, very popular in the interwar period. The story of the book is about two young people…